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Living With Nature Monthly Program

Join us for another season of free monthly programs to entertain,  inform and educate. Invited speakers present topics related to bird biology and ecology, global and regional birding hot spots, and conservation issues that affect birds and their habitats. Program locations in Tucson, Green Valley and Oro Valley, the latter program begins in 2018. Bookmark for updated talk details and speaker biographies. Do you have ideas for future Living with Nature topics and speakers? Contact Katie Brown, events coordinator at or call 520-629-0510 x 7012.


TUCSONSaturdays 3 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level 1, 101 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Parking is free on Saturdays. See map

Directions & Parking

For driving directions and parking information, see

Saturday, November 11
The Wonder of Hummingbirds

As a biologist and a photographer, our guest speaker Stephen Vaughan looks at hummingbirds through two different lenses. From his biologist perspective, he is fascinated by how much we know about hummingbirds. However, as a photographer spending time with these fascinating creatures he realizes how little we actually understand. Stephen will be sharing some of his favorite hummingbird photographs and his experiences with these feathered jewels.

Photo credit: Stephen Vaughan; male Lucifer hummingbird in flight.



GREEN VALLEY   first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., October through April 2018
Green Valley Recreation’s Desert Hills Social Center, 2980 Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85622
See map

Saturday, November 4
A Love Affair with Hummingbirds!

As we continue Tucson Audubon Society’s Year of the Hummingbird, join us to learn hummingbird facts and fun! Our presenter Karen Krebbs has been studying hummingbirds for 30 years and will share her knowledge on hummingbird identification, entertaining behavior, nesting biology, and ways to attract these tiny jewels to your garden and home.

Photo credit: Doris Evans; Costa’s hummingbird.



ORO VALLEY –  Saturdays, Noon to 1 p.m.
WNPA Western National Parks Association 12880 N Vistoso Village Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85755
See map  Please RSVP to 520-622-6014 as space is limited at WNPA to 60 seats per lecture.

January 20, 2018
What to Do When You Encounter Wildlife
Tips, facts and safety on living with wildlife.  Sometimes people don’t always know the best approach to dealing with animals, and other times misinformation is to blame. How you, your neighbors, and your community can help wildlife and coexist peacefully.  Learn tips on how to take a diplomatic, friendly approach to educating your neighbors who may not know the best approach to harmoniously live with wildlife, and how to make them more receptive to changing their behavior. Presented by Robin Motzer, Development/ Community Relations, Tucson Wildlife Center, Inc. Includes: How to rescue an injured, ill or orphaned wildlife; Desert wildlife facts and frequently asked questions; Humans are animals too.
Photo credit: Robin Motzer; baby hummingbirds.


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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447